Jessica Turfrey : Bachelor of Sport, Health and Human Performance (BSHHP)
Jessica Turfrey will be studying sports and leisure for her first year of study here at Waikato University. Jessica Turfrey was stroke seat of the New Zealand Junior womens quadruple sculls that travelled to the world championships in Rotterdam, Netherlands. As part of a team of four Jessica reached a great achievement in gaining fourth place, with only a second of third, in the world championships. Due to these successes Jessica was named as part of the Waikato Regional Performance team (WRPC) where she will be training with some of the best rowers in the country to further her capabilities in rowing. Although having such a successful New Zealand Junior campaign, Jessica still seeks for more within rowing. In 2017 Jessica made the New Zealand U21 team in the single scull and competed both in Australia and New Zealand over the winter campaign. Jessica once again in 2018 has made the New Zealand under 21 team this time competing in the Womens Pair, something in which we are excited to see the results in this winter. Jessica came from Hawkes Bay originally, and went to the well respected school of Hastings Girls where she was seen as a sports leader within the school. Jessica however was known for being a competitive House captain at Hastings Girls where she took this role with great pride. Jessica is also a part of the Waikato University Rowing committee and was excited to represent our university at this years University champs. At the New Zealand University rowing champs this year, Jessica Won 4/5 champ events and also gained a second the the 5th event. This achievement with the rest of our University team won the title "Best university for Rowing in New Zealand". This is the first time in History that Waikato has come out on top. Jessica was also stroke of our university's top eight which again broke a 12 year winning streak from Otago. Excited with these results Jessica and those of the Waikato University team look to succeed again at University Nationals next year.
- National title holder in U22 womens quad at nationals and silver in u22 double at nationals - 14/02/2018
New Zealand National Rowing Championships for 2018, held at Lake Karapiro. Starting on the 14th of Feburary.
- New Zealand U21 Team Selection - 06/05/2018
Jessica was named in the New Zealand 2018 U21 rowing team, she will be competing in the Womens pair, four and eight. This will be taken place in Australia on June 28-30th and New Zealand August 23-25th. This will involve international racing with the Australian and Canadian u21 teams.